WPA campaigns for CPR compliance in the fire retardants sector

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Fire protection is a critical safety issue under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and the emerging use of site-applied coatings as opposed to factory controlled impregnation of fire retardants is a significant challenge and concern for the timber industry.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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Shop fitters may be asked to demonstrate that products installed on site meet reaction to fire requirements but many are leaving it too late, says Phil Howard.

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In many situations, timber and wood-based materials may be used in their natural, untreated state. However, flame-retardant (FR) treatments extend their use to situations that demand enhanced 'reaction to fire' properties.

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